Weight loss surgery is another name for Bariatric Surgery. Reducing the stomach size is a means to weight loss. Weight reduction can have significant proven benefits such as, recovery from diabetes, lessening the mortality by a significant percentage and enhanced cardiovascular activities.
Treatment of Obesity in India
Rapidly changing eating habits and access to fatty foods has caused an increase in obesity. Obesity leads to diabetes, Cardio vascular diseases, some cancers like endometrial, breast and colon and musculoskeletal disorders. Weight loss surgery in India is cost effective and of high standards.
Cost of Bariatric / Obesity Surgery in India
India is favored for Bariatric Surgery procedures. Weight loss operation is low cost in India are affordable & just a fraction of the expenses in western countries. India is fast becoming the place of choice for Bariatric or Obesity Surgery.
Most common associated conditions in obese people are Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Osteoarthritis, Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease, Respiratory Problems, Depression GERD, Heartburn, X Infertility, Menstrual Irregularities, Extremity Venous Stasis Urinary Stress Incontinence, Skin Breakdown, Swollen Legs, Skin Ulcers, Dyslipidemia (Lipid Metabolism Abnormalities) & Pulmonary Embolus.
Types of Surgeries done in India
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Surger
This Solutioyn to weight-loss problem is very effective. This is typically performed under general anesthesia. Here a band is placed around upper part of the stomach. This creates a small pouch which can hold food. The band is to limit the amount of food consumed so one feels full with smaller amounts of food. Thereafter the band is adjusted to make food pass through stomach.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
This involves adjustments to the way in which stomach & small intestine handle food. There are different ways to reconnect with intestine. This leads to a modified physiological response to food and also reduces the functional volume of stomach. A Gastric Bypass Surgery will cause your stomach to be smaller because of the alterations made leading to lesser absorption. This surgery also results in feeling full with lesser food consumption.
Biliopancreatic Diversion Surgery
Biliopancreatic Diversion is yet another way to reduce the size of the functional Stomach. This helps in bypassing of parts of small intestine which leads to reduction in absorption of calories. This procedure involves risk and this is therefore advised only when a person is BMI 50 & above & and is unable to reduce weight through other methods. Patients are advised a healthy lifestyle which means keeping physically active, some exercise and healthy food eating habits.
Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch Surgery
GRDS is a procedure for weight loss that deals with restrictive & mal-absorptive aspects of digestion. About 70% of stomach along greater curvature to treat the restrictive aspect. Lengthy portions of small intestine are routed by creating two pathways & single common channel to deal with Mal-absorptive aspect of surgery. GRDS surgery gets about 20% of fat intake to be absorbed into the system.
Basic Eligibility for Bariatric / Obesity Surgery in India
- 45 kg or More above Ideal Body Weight
- BMI 35 or More with One or More Obesity Related Health Condition